The Best Venues to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Find out about the best St Patrick’s Day celebrations in The Midlands, and also your chance to WIN 4 pints of Guinness from our featured Irish Pub, Duffy’s Bar in Leicester!

Fun Facts about all things Irish

  1. There is no such thing as Leprechauns in Ireland. so afraid there are no crocks of gold at the end of a rainbow. You can blame Disney for this one.
  2. Ballygally Castle in County Antrim, currently a hotel, is allegedly one of the most haunted places in Ireland.
  3. The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.
  4. Saint Patrick isn’t just the patron saint of Ireland, he is also a patron saint of Nigeria.
  5. Apparently, Ireland is the only country in the world where windmills turn in a clockwise direction.
  6. Ireland is the only country in the world which has a musical instrument as their national symbol. The Irish Harp
  7. The Irish are the biggest tea drinkers in the world, consuming 1,184 cups per person per year. Yes, you did read that correctly. They are the biggest tea drinkers but come in fourth place on the world stage when it comes to alcohol consumption.


Who was St Patrick?

St Patrick lived back in 4th Century Britain, where he was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland to live as a slave. He eventually escaped and returned home where he became a priest. After some time went back to Ireland as a missionary and went on to become one of the patron saints of Ireland.


St Patrick has a lot to answer for!

Little could he have guessed that all these years later he and Irish culture would be celebrated globally every year.  And it’s not just those with Irish ancestry who take part, people from all backgrounds dress in Irish colours, and attend parades and other celebratory events across the globe. Although these days the celebrations are very much commercially driven.


St Patrick's Day Celebrations


For many of us, it’s the perfect excuse to put on a green leprechaun hat and guzzle endless pints of Guinness in our favourite Irish pub.

Did you know that 1.8 billion pints of Guinness are sold each year around the world!

St Patricks Day Celebrations Near You

And if all this isn’t reason enough to celebrate, St Patrick’s Day 2018 has something even more to celebrate as Ireland take on England in the Six Nations

Here at Snizl weve put together a listing of some of the best celebrations in the midlands.

Duffy’s Bar – Leicester

18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU

Come and join us for what is sure to be another awesome St Patrick’s Day with 6 Nations, Live music throughout the day, and plenty of flowing Guinness!

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Competition Time

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WIN 4 Pints of Guinness at Duffy’s Bar on St Patrick’s Day

Duffy’s Bar, 18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU, Tel: 0116 255 3316

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on us! We are giving away 4 pints of Guinness at Duffy’s Bar in Leicester on St Patrick’s Day to the lucky winner of this free to enter competition.

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Meet Leicester’s Favourite Irish Publican – Duffy’s Bar

Leicester’s St Patrick’s Day Celebration Parade 2018

Emerald Centre

45 Wellington St, Leicester, LE1 6HW 

Starting at 1pm from the back of Holy Cross church on New Walk and finishing at Jubilee Square. Everyone welcome to join us. Tell your friends and family.
The parade will be represented by all the Irish community groups based in Leicester, Gaelic football teams adults & youth, a load of flags, loads of colour and music.

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The Rutland & Derby

St Patricks Guinness & Oyster Festival

21 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN

Get ready for our ‘8th Annual St Patrick’s Guinness & Oyster Festival’ here at The Rutland & Derby.
Come and join us for some Guinness & Oysters, Irish Fayre, Six Nations Rugby & Live Music.

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O’Neill’s – Leicester

st Patrick's Day O'neill's Leicester

16-20 Loseby Lane, Leicester, LE1 5DR

Come visit our pub this St Patrick’s and you will understand why our customers love us.
Quality food, legendary live music, and superb Guinness!

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Walkabout Leicester

walkabout Leicester - St Patrick's Day

17-21 Belvoir St, Leicester, LE1 6SL

Join us for the Biggest Craic in Town.

Live Music, Sports, DJ and much more will be happening throughout the day.

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The Rose Of England

36-38 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3GY
Free Entry with lots of offers on Irish whiskey as well as many other drinks. Also showing Six Nations England vs Ireland Game.


Rescue Rooms

Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB

Serving tons of Whiskey and Guinness from the early opening time of 1:30pm. Also serving some special Paddy’s Day cocktails. Free entry for everyone!

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The Nags Head at Carlton

106 Carlton Hill, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1FN

Everyone is welcome! Costumes and silliness are encouraged with a prize for the best costume. Specialised Irish food available and Irish shots done all night.

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Raglan Road Irish Bar

 69-73 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5BA

Join us for Live Music and Dancing, We are also showing the Six Nations England vs Ireland match. Come join us for a fantastic night!

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Malt Cross


16 St James’s Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG

Come and join an afternoon of traditional Irish music, whether it be playing an instrument or having a pint & bite and listening to our grand music hall reverberate with history in melody.

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Tilt- Birmingham

2 City Arcade, B2 4TX Birmingham, United Kingdom

Amazing drinks being served all night with several specialised Irish drinks available.

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Vine Inn

Ruston Street, B16 8BB Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great live music till late night with some amazing ale available at the bar.

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Walkabout Hanley

38-42 Trinity St, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5LJ

Opening early at 11am with Guinness being served all day. Showing every Six Nations game and then live music from 7pm.

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Junction Bar

3 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2AH

Guinness served all day and night with the Acorn Roots performing until late.

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The Crown Inn- Derby

 40 Curzon St, Derby DE1 1LL

Irish Disco all night with lots of Irish shots available and also the Find the Leprechaun’s Gold event.

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The Bell & Castle

98 Burton Rd, Derby DE1 1TG

Showing Ireland against England in the Six Nations whilst serving Irish Food throughout the day.

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